Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law

An adage stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Murphy's Law is used in business because of the inherent unpredictability of risk.
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It's Sod's Law, for instance, that if you plan a barbecue during the hottest summer since records began you will pick the day it thunderstorms.
The formula, designed for Liverpool Victoria, challenges the long-held definition of Sod's Law that "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong", and uses Task Importance (Ti)' Inconvenience, and financial and emotional cost of task not going to plan (I)' Optimism - the tendency to think everything will work out fine (O)' Background Personal Stress Levels (Sb)' Extent of Planning (P)' and Memory - especially for things that worked out well.
Don't tempt Sod's Law by saying too much about your success," he says.
Niemi has gone home early and this kid has come in and had a great game and that's sod's law.
SOD'S law says that if you are rude behind someone's back they are certain to hear about it.
Maurice, 35, who owns Ralston Newsagents in Paisley, said: "I was panicking and thinking it would just be sod's law if I won.
Viewing is slow away but goes up fast and is inclined middle, so it was Sod's Law that he drew the red jacket.
Sod's Law, Gregory Vignal comes in and he's injured after the first couple of games.
I'd be silly to let them go with our programme and it would be Sod's Law that you would loan them out and then get a couple of injuries.
Jewell moaned: "It's sod's law but there's no use bleating about it.
If there is any consolation from yesterday's unsuccessful appeal, it could so easily have been a case of Sod's Law with Babodana reinstated as the winner, his connections picking up the prize-money, and poor old Jack receiving another undeserved kick in the nether region.
Fires, broken limbs, overflowing toilets and electric shocks follow the 22-year-old around proving that if Sod's Law exists, it is targeting her.